Loving yourself does not mean puffing yourself up with delusions of grandeur. It means finally seeing yourself, truly seeing yourself, and falling in love with the magnificent being you really are. It means practicing acceptance for yourself and stepping into authenticity. The energies of now are asking you to stand tall in your truth, transparency, integrity. You cannot do that if you are steadfastly refusing to see yourself in all your brilliance. As a seeker of truth, you must start with embracing the truth of who you are, which is a glorious and valued piece of the whole.
Spiritual ego seeks to control and disempower others and is selfish. Authentic spirituality seeks the continued growth and empowerment of the self and others and is self aware.